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OLIVER SIGNS FOR YORK
22nd May 2015 0:29


Oliver Agrees Two-Year Deal
Wed 20 May 2015
yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk

YORK City can reveal that Vadaine Oliver has today agreed terms to join the Minstermen on a two-year deal from the start of July.

Read more at http://www.yorkcityfootballclub.co.uk/news/article/oliver-agrees-two-year-deal-2464233.aspx#UMdqX6cPx6h4eoh8.99

The former Crewe Alexandra striker will become a City player on July 1st when his current contract with the Cheshire outfit expires.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell with Sky Bet League Two rivals Mansfield Town last season and becomes Russ Wilcox’s first signing ahead of the 2015/16 season.

Oliver began his career with Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday in 2002 before leaving a decade later and joining Conference Premier side Lincoln City.

A goalscoring campaign followed at Sincil Bank, where he netted 13 goals in 43 appearances, prompting League One club Crewe Alexandra to pay an undisclosed fee for his services upon the season’s conclusion.

He would go on to spend the next two years as a player at the Alexandra Stadium, making a total of 42 appearances, before switching on a temporary basis to Mansfield Town last season where he played a pivotal role in their survival bid, scoring seven times.

York City would like to welcome Vadaine to the Club and look forward to his contribution over the next two years.

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Wilcox delighted to net striker

Russ Wilcox is absolutely delighted to end a long chase and add striker Vadaine Oliver to his ranks.

Read more: http://www.york.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=400332#ixzz3ai4FmPEq

The 23-year-old former Lincoln City and Sheffield Wednesday marksman arrives at Bootham Crescent on a two-year deal following his release from Crewe Alexandra.

"We've been after Vadaine for a long time and a lot of work has gone into this deal," Wilcox told . "He played against us twice for Mansfield where he was on loan from Crewe last season and he was a real handful.

"I tried to get him after his first month at Mansfield, but that did not work out," he continued. "But I am delighted to have signed Vadaine. People say he is a target-man, but he is much more than that. He is quick, good in the air and he scores goals, as his record has shown."

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Striker happy to return

New striker Vadaine Oliver is relishing the prospect of returning to his home county after joining York City.

Read more: http://www.york.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=400314#ixzz3ai4pF5Hc

The Sheffield-born marksman has signed a two-year deal for the Minstermen and becomes their first summer arrival following his release from Crewe Alexandra earlier this month.

Last season he scored seven times in 32 games on loan for Mansfield Town, which also prompted interest in the former Sheffield Wednesday trainee and Lincoln City centre-forward from both Carlisle United and Exeter City.

"The big thing here was manager Russ Wilcox. He brought me through at Sheffield Wednesday when assistant to Brian Laws," Oliver told BBC Radio York. "He's huge on where he wants to go with the club and how he thought I could play here and be a big part of the team. That's what attracted me.

"There were quite a few other clubs interested," he continued. "But the feel-factor of York compared to the other deals I got offered, it just felt for me this was the right place to be. I feel that this is where I can flourish as a player."

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EARLIER TWEET (around time of retained list)
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Vadaine Oliver9 @VadaineOliver
Would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone at @mansfieldtownfc it's been a rollercoaster ride we've had our ups n downs ...
But I've thoroughly enjoyed my time there met some great ppl n want to wish everyone at n involved with the club every success in the future

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